Embed media into Blackboard to enrich your course content and make it more dynamic and engaging.
Author Archives: Harry Kalantzis
Sourcing and adding images
Adding images to your Blackboard course is quite straightforward. But there are a couple of things you need to think about first.
Tracking students’ progress
Blackboard provides two simple ways to track how well your students are doing in your course.
Making links to course activities
Linking to activities you have created in various places within your course is easier than you might think.
Conditional release of content
Blackboard provides a straightforward way if you wish to give selective access to your students.
Blackboard allows you to hide content (a whole content area or individual items on pages) if you wish to make them visible to your colleagues only.
Linking between pages with course links
Students find course navigation problematic especially when it affects the time they spend on locating information. Course links are one possible way to improve the navigation in your course.
Previewing as a student
When uploading content to your course or creating assignments and activities, it is worth taking into consideration how it will look when your students access it. Blackboard provides two ways of seeing your course as a student.
Blackboard Help provides more detailed information on how Student Preview works.
Naming content effectively
Using meaningful terminology in your course allows your students to find what they are looking for quickly. In the video below you will find some useful tips on how to name your course content effectively.
Decluttering your course
Keeping your course free of clutter is important for making clear to your students what content they should focus on. Blackboard provides a number of ways for removing and hiding unnecessary items from your course.